Texans Celebrate: Twitter Pics from the Locker Room and the Team Plane

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It's been a long, long time since Houston has hosted an NFL playoff game -- Newt Gingrich hadn't even become Speaker of the House yet, for crying out loud, when the Oilers choked away a Dome game to the Chiefs in 1993.

And the Texans, of course, have given fans plenty of despair and disappointment through their existence.

But all that was forgotten when T.J. Yates hit Kevin Walter in the end zone with two seconds left to clinch a gutsy win for the Texans. It was forgotten even more when, shortly afterward, a Tennessee loss meant the Texans would be hosting a playoff game.

The players celebrated, with what we're sure is Gatorade in Solo cups, if these pictures from the Twitter feeds of the team and Connor Barwin are any indication.

And two guys who had to sit out the game, Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub....

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